In Memory of Field Commander Cohen

Leonard Cohen gave us songs about sweet, romantic love as well as about doubt and self-loathing, about passion and lust, about innocence and rage, about soul-searching and the divine, about war and politics, and mundane matters and things that for others would have stayed diary entries. Often enough, his songs make listeners tear up and choke, or even get angry, but it can't be easily said if that's out of sympathy for the cast of his songs, or if it's from the searing pain of self-recognition.

But they certainly touched us, and we were made better for it.

DJ Vollkasko's aural memorial service presents Leonard Cohen's work refracted through the prism of inspired covers, as well as through select songs namedropping the man himself.

superstar rotation. We remember you well.™


Dry Summers Tonight will be fine
Zoe Boekbinder I'm Your Man
Ian McCulloch Suzanne
Ane Brun Ain't No Cure for Love
Jan Malmsjö Dansa mig till kärlekens slut
Lambchop Chelsea Hotel #2 [Live in Aschaffenburg, 2007
Patrick Brick Fingerprints
Glass Passenger Avalanche
Beck Teachers
David Tantamount Iodine
Ian McCulloch Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
Martin Gore Coming Back To You
frankie big face Sisters of Mercy
Drawn By Jaymz Hallelujah

About Leonard Cohen:

Span of Sunshine Already Leonard Cohen
Justin Case Like leonard cohen said
Robin Grey I Love Leonard Cohen

More Cohen covers:

monadnoc Thousands
The Handsome Family Famous Blue Raincoat
James So Long, Marianne
Beck Master Song
Tapani Paul Stories Of The Street
Pixies I Can't Forget
Fatima Mansions A Singer Must
Bo Sundström Everybody Knows
David Tantamount The Future
Cookies 'n Beans First We Take Manhattan
Mikael Wiehe USA är redo för demokrati
Dead Famous People True Love Leaves No Traces

Superstar Rotation mit Josef Bercek am Mikrofon

Sonntag 13.11.2016

The End

01. The Doors - The End
02. Scott Walker - Opening
03. Gavin Friday & Dave Ball - Ghostrider
04. Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat dan Singa - There Will Be No Survivors
05. Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat dan Singa - I Create in the Broken System
06. Thomas Brinkmann - Diamonds Furcoat Champagne
07. The Mekons - Fear & Beer (Hymn for Brexit)
08. Sleaford Mods - TCR
09. Lambchop - The Hustle
10. Melvins - Breaking Glass
11. St Germain - Real Blues
12. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jesus Alone
13. Akufen - Seizure Salad
14. Southern Culture On The Skids - Baby I Like You
15. Saul Williams - That's What's Up
16. Roberto Musci - Nexus On The Beach
17. Sleaford Mods - I Can Tell
18. Anohni - I Don't Love You Anymore
19. Nouvelle Vague - Love Comes In Spurts
20. Raime - Hold Your Line
21. CTMF feat. The Dear Watson Sound - I'm The Damaged Kind
22. Martin Rev - Laudamus
23. The Bug - Iceman (ft. Riko Dan)
24. Xiu Xiu - Laura Palmer's Theme


CISR verschenkt eine Sendung an seine Lieblingshörerin.

"Super Gast bei der Superstar Rotation: Sonja spielt handverlesen "female voices" aus ihrer exzellenten Plattensammlung"  (Marc Rodrigues)


Nina Nastasia - You, Her And Me

Nina Nastasia: Superstar

Jessica Sligter: Surrounds, Surrounds Me

Jessica Sligter: Wherever You Go

Agnes Obel: On Powered Ground

Agnes Obel: Fuel To Fire (Live)

Agnes Obel: Aventine (Live)

Grimes: Symphonia IX

Grimes: Nightmusic

Grimes: Oblivion

Nadine Shah: Aching Bones

Nadine Shah: To Be A Young Man

Nadine Shah: Runaway

Eera: White Water

Eera: Drive With Fear

Melanie De Biasio: Blackened Cities

Soap & Skin: Marche Funèbre


Politics to Make You Shiver!

DJ Vollkasko's creepy and scary Monstrous Election Party combines the haunting horror of this year's American presidential election campaign with the bloodcurdling terror of his own inimitably eclectic musical taste.

Be afraid! Be very afraid!

Very special thanks to Lucky Brown and Jeffrey Lewis for their contributions, which are exclusive world radio premieres! Also to the artists of 30 Days, 30 Songs, whose songs were European on-air premieres!

Lucky Brown
Jeffrey Lewis
30 Days, 30 Songs

superstar rotation. The Official Home of Do The Right Thing.™



Thao Nguyen       Before You Vote [30 Days, 30 Songs]
Lucky Brown & The S.G.'s    JUSTICE [Instrumental]
M (= Robin Scott)    Join the Party
Johnny Cash       The One On The Right Is One The Left
M. A. Numminen    Ich mit meiner Braut im Parlamentspark
Jonathan Coulton   The Presidents
Nixon Now!          The Politician [Cover Dimentia 13]
Pete Wylie & Wah!  The Day That Margaret Thatcher Dies (A Party Song)
Boris Budd & The Waterboarders    Conglomeratocracy
Fellow Travellers (i.e. Jeb Loy Nichols)    Freedom To Be Poor
Egil Olsen            Dear Mr Man [Cover Prince]
Firewater              A Little Revolution
The Last Poets    When The Revolution Comes
Bobby Conn         No Revolution
The Chi-Lites       (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People
Rocko Schamoni & Mirage    Die geheime Weltregierung [Cover Guz]
rx feat George W. Bush    It's the End of the World [Cover REM]
MC Frontalot        Special Delivery [Mission Accomplished Remix]
Dennis Kucinich vs. DJ Icey    Bass Wakes Up America
rx feat. John Kerry             I'm John Kerry
Z-Trip                    Obama Set - Outtake 1 ("Yes we can")
Fosforo                 Cumbia de Obama
Andre Williams     America
Boris Budd & The Waterboarders Teabagger Song
Girl Teeth             This man (ate my son)
Argo Navis            Elections
Death Cab for Cutie    Million Dollar Loan [30 Days, 30 Songs]
Franz Ferdinand         Dirty Demagogue [30 Days, 30 Songs]
Aimee Mann               Can't You Tell [30 Days, 30 Songs]
rx feat. George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton    My Generation [Cover The Who]
Jeffrey Lewis        Clinton-Song Take Three
Ratatat                  Kennedy [Instrumental]
Bobby Conn & The Glass Gypsies    Relax

Superstar Rotation mit Josef Bercek am Mikrofon

Sonntag 09.10.2016

Do the Fleischwurst - Fear of Anarchy - A Perspective with no End - Movement II

01. Swans - A little god in my hands
02. Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Oh Carolina
03. Colin Stetson - Sorrow III
04. Anthony Joseph - Our History
05. 33.10.3402 - 1000 Julys
06. Mop Mop - Spaceship Earth (feat. Anthony Joseph)
07. S.Y.P.H. - Satarasch
08. Ween - Freedom of ´76
09. The Pyramids - Memory Ritual
10. Tomaga - A Perspective With No End
11. Tyshawn Sorey - Movement II
12. Sleaford Mods - Fear of Anarchy
13. Owiny Sigoma Band - Owiny Techno
14. Woo - Way Forward
15. Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Groundation
16. Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Jabore Pt. 3
17. S.Y.P.H. - Do the Fleischwurst

superstar rotation: It's only a Northwestern Song

DJ Vollkasko's annual Pacific Northwestern radio show again chock-full with amazing artists from Bellingham, Wa., and all around the Puget Sound!

Since 2007 Vollkasko presents Northwestern bands and artists on radio x with at least one dedicated 120 minute-show per year (and in 2007 and 2009 even two resp. three shows!), usually focusing on Bellingham and B'ham alumni (which usually means Anacortes, Olympia, Seattle and Portland, Or.). Besides, of course, including Northwestern bands any old time the occasion permits.

This year, we reacquainted ourselves with old heroes such as Karl Blau and Math and Physics Club and discovered new favourites, for an extraordinarily eclectic mix of extravagant excellence!

superstar rotation. The Official Home Away from Home of Pacific Northwestern Music.™

DJV's Northbestern Playlists 2012-15:


Math And Physics Club    Love, Again
Math And Physics Club    When We Get Famous
Math And Physics Club    Weekends Away
The Heligoats                   Pick a Campsite
The Heligoats                   Snakes, Jellyfish, Sandcastles
The Heligoats                   My Camping Trip from Hell
Karl Blau                          That's How I Got To Memphis [Cover Bobby Bare]
Karl Blau                          To Love Somebody [Cover The Bee Gees]
Karl Blau                          If I Needed You [Cover Townes Van Zandt]
The Co Founder               His Own Damn Self
The Co Founder               A90
The Co Founder               Either Way
Vervex                              Purple
Vervex                              Horizon Lines
melodysheep                    Blue & Beautiful (feat. Neil Armstrong)
melodysheep                    A Wave of Reason (feat. Bertrand Russell, Carl Sagan, Michael Shermer, Lawrence Krauss, Phil Plait, and Richard Feynman)
melodysheep                    We Are Star Dust (feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Feynman, and Lawrence Krauss)
Manatee Commune          Heal
Odesza feat. Zyra             Say My Name (Manatee Commune Remix)
Eastern Souvenirs            Sky
Vacationeer                      Memories
Vacationeer                      OMG
Vacationeer                       Unprepared
Candysound                     Only at Night
Hello, I'm Sorry                 Drunk Spanish
Hello, I'm Sorry                 S'alright
Hello, I'm Sorry                 Trying
Fictions                             You Are A Stairwell
Girl Teeth                          This man (Ate my son)
Babe Waves (formerly Fallopia)    Learn. Consume. Repeat.
La Luz                               True Love Knows
Verner Pantons                 Melancholy Girl

Superstar Rotation mit Josef Bercek am Mikrofon

Sonntag 11.09.2016

01. Thee Oh Sees - Dead Man's Gun
02. Can - On The Way To Mother Sky
03. Louis Prima - Angelina
04. Thee Oh Sees - Jammed Entrance
05. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - We Be All Africans
06. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Traponga
07. Van Morrison - Soul
08. C.W. Stoneking - Tomorrow Gon Be Too Late
09. Roxy Music - Virginia Plain (Headman Rework Dub)
10. Jane Birkin And Bryan Ferry - In Every Dream Home A Heartache
11. The Kills - Heart Of A Dog
12. Boss Hog - Wichita Grey
13. Anthony Joseph - Caribbean Roots
14. Country Teasers - Blue Monday
15. Rhauder & Paul St. Hilaire - Molekule
16. György Ligeti - Lontano
17. Melvins - The Decay Of Lying
18. Connie Francis - Dankeschön (Dj Tomahawks Remix)
19. Kelan Phil Cohran & Legacy - White Nile (Peter Franks Edit)
20. The Fall - Rollin' Danny
21. Gavin Friday - Death Is Not The End
22. Anthony Joseph - The Kora